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Hi - I am 42 yrs old and my husband and I have been trying to start a family. We can get pregnant, that's not our problem. I just can't get past 7-8 wks. I have had two miscarriages this year, the last one in May. We finally started our first invitro cycle, but I found out today that I am not responding to the meds as well as they hoped. I am waiting for the nurse to call me today with the bloodwork results. I am on Follistim and Menopur. They said if my estrogen is falling they may cancel the cycle. I am trying not to be upset but it seems impossible.

Has anyone had a slow response to the meds like me??:(
The same thing happened to me on my last fresh cycle and I'm only 31. I did Follistim soley on my 2 fresh cycles in '06 and was almost at risk for hyperstimming. This time, they did menopur which basically did nothing for me. When my RE wanted to cancel, I insisted we continue so we tried follistim and menopur together and I got results but stimmed a LONG time. I got pregnant but lost it right away but I had 9 to freeze (which I was grateful for since I almost ended up with nothing) and I'm now awaiting an answer from an FET I did a week and a half ago. Keep plugging away...I would insist on a bigger dose or changing up the dosing. You never know. Good luck!!:angel:
[QUOTE=km7503;3738658]The same thing happened to me on my last fresh cycle and I'm only 31. I did Follistim soley on my 2 fresh cycles in '06 and was almost at risk for hyperstimming. This time, they did menopur which basically did nothing for me. When my RE wanted to cancel, I insisted we continue so we tried follistim and menopur together and I got results but stimmed a LONG time. I got pregnant but lost it right away but I had 9 to freeze (which I was grateful for since I almost ended up with nothing) and I'm now awaiting an answer from an FET I did a week and a half ago. Keep plugging away...I would insist on a bigger dose or changing up the dosing. You never know. Good luck!!:angel:
Thanks for getting back to me. They cancelled my cycle yesterday because my blood came back showing my estrogen had dropped. I have to wait another month to consult with my doctor on the next step. I hate this...I don't know if I can wait another month, I need to find out if this is it for me.